Yixing / Gaiwan size of choice ??

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Your pu-erh yixing / gaiwan size of choice (in ml) ??

I use a thimble
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50-75
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5%
80-95
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16%
100-115
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27%
120-125
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19%
130-145
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19%
150-165
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11%
170-180
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Yixing / Gaiwan size of choice ??

by expatCanuck » Dec 31st, '08, 11:24

Greetings, campers --
What's your brewing vessel size of choice for a typical one drinker session?
And while we're at it ... do you prefer a Gaiwan? Yixing? Mug? Soup tin?
(Perhaps that'll be a separate poll.)

Cheers,

- Richard

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by shogun89 » Dec 31st, '08, 11:36

My 2 yixings are both 130 and my gaiwan is 100, so I just put down 130, however I love the 100 ml. gaiwan

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by PolyhymnianMuse » Dec 31st, '08, 13:37

As of right now I have 2 yixing pots and a basic gaiwan.

My sheng pot measures around 140ml filled with just water. The other pot I use mainly for the greener rolled oolongs I don't have a measurement for, I'll have to check that one as I got it from the oolong box pass. Its a bit more though, probably arond 150-170 range.

As for my gaiwan, its a 120ml basic gaiwan. I'm actually looking for one thats about the same size but just better quality, perhaps a bit heavier, thicker walled, nicer...

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by Ron Gilmour » Dec 31st, '08, 19:21

Most of my oolong and pu-erh brewing (I hesitate to call it gongfu), happens in a 140mL gaiwan. I have an yixing pot that I sometimes use for darker oolongs. It's a little bigger than the gaiwan, but not by much. While I definitely appreciate the aesthetic qualities of yixing ware, I find brewing in a gaiwan to be more enjoyable, perhaps because of being able to see the leaves better. Also, gaiwans are cheap and I won't cry if I break one.

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by Salsero » Dec 31st, '08, 20:32

Since I try to avoid fair cups, for me it's all about matching the brewing vessel to the cup, so 100 to 125 is my ideal size.

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by chamekke » Dec 31st, '08, 20:42

Mine all seem to be in the 100-120 ml range, so I guess that must be what I like :)

I brew in the gaiwan, then decant to a small (usually Japanese-made) cup of similar size.

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by hop_goblin » Dec 31st, '08, 21:25

Well for pu-erh I use 150ml Yixing which I found is the recommended size for puerh. For Gaiwan, of which I rarely use for puerh, I use 130ml.

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by chrl42 » Dec 31st, '08, 22:40

I try to stick within 130ml, cos I drink mostly alone. For others, I use huge Gaiwan.

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by expatCanuck » Dec 31st, '08, 23:59

Salsero wrote:Since I try to avoid fair cups, for me it's all about matching the brewing vessel to the cup, so 100 to 125 is my ideal size.

Fair cups? :?

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by Salsero » Jan 1st, '09, 00:16

expatCanuck wrote: Fair cups? :?
aka: cha hai, serving pitcher, sharing pitcher.Image

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by thanks » Jan 1st, '09, 02:46

shogun89 wrote:My 2 yixings are both 130 and my gaiwan is 100, so I just put down 130, however I love the 100 ml. gaiwan


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by tony shlongini » Jan 1st, '09, 08:15

expatCanuck wrote:Fair cups? :?


"Fairness" cups, to ensure that each guest gets the same blend. Some may enjoy the often brutal first brew, while others may prefer later infusions where things may have settled down a bit (or when new flavors emerge).

In my house, they're known as "unfair" cups.

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by JAS-eTea Guy » Jan 11th, '09, 14:16

I like my 250ml yixing pot but for a gaiwan, I use about 125ml.

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by RemedialLogic » Jan 13th, '09, 00:40

70 ml yixing and if i have to either a 50ml or 100ml gaiwan.

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